TripAdvisor’s index reveals best value for hotels and services
Compiled using recommendations and ratings provided by its huge range of users, TripAdvisor now offers a list of the cities around the world that give travellers the best value. The Best Value Index bases its ranking on the cost of one night at a 4-star hotel as well as a pizza, a dry Martini and a taxi trip of specific sizes and distances. Top of the list internationally is Bangkok, at $112. Other cities near the top reveal a surprising variety of destinations, such as Beijing, Sharm-el-Sheikh, Warsaw, Auckland, Kuala Lumpur, Marrakech and even Dubai, each for less than $155. These contrast with capitals like Paris ($429) and London and Tokyo. In the USA, Las Vegas is the best-value city, where it’s often possible to stay at a 5-star hotel for less than $150 a night. New Orleans, Dallas and Atlanta also provide good value, while cities like New York, Boston and Washington are much pricier for visitors.
[pictured: Bangkok; courtesy TAT]